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Flint Official to Testify at Kildee's Subcommittee Hearing on Head Start

Location: Washington, DC

Flint Official to Testify at Kildee's Subcommittee Hearing on Head Start

Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) announced today that Mac McKeever, the Out-County Head Start Director for the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department, will testify at a hearing before Kildee's Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education.

The hearing, "Improving Head Start for America's Children," will take place on Wednesday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

"As chairman of this subcommittee, it is one of my top priorities to reauthorize Head Start, which has helped millions of vulnerable children overcome challenges so they can succeed," Congressman Kildee said. "I am looking forward to hearing testimony from Mac McKeever of Genesee County as well as other experts as we work to improve and reauthorize Head Start."

At the hearing, McKeever will testify on the importance of family support services under Head Start and highlight the comprehensive nature of the program.

Other witnesses at Congressman Kildee's subcommittee hearing will include: Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California-Davis; Barbara Haxton, Executive Director, the Ohio Head Start Association; Pearlie Elloie, Director, Office for Children, Youth and Families, Total Community Action, Inc., in New Orleans, LA; and Ellen Frede, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

Congressman Kildee is chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, which has jurisdiction over elementary and secondary education, education of students with disabilities as well as homeless and migrant children. In addition, the subcommittee covers school construction, overseas dependent schools, career and technical education, school safety, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and early learning programs such as Head Start, which the 110th Congress will reauthorize. The subcommittee also has jurisdiction over the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

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